Save the Cat!® Beat Sheet Deep Dive Webinar

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Save the Cat!® Beat Sheet Deep Dive Webinar

February 17 - February 24


Save the Cat! Beat Sheet Deep Dive webinar announcement

Join us for 2 live sessions of the Save the Cat! Beat Sheet Deep Dive Webinar, presented by the best-selling author of Save the Cat! Writes for TV and the Save the Cat! Beat Sheet Workbook, Jamie Nash, or watch the recordings of the sessions!

You will leave this webinar with working knowledge and inspiration to better your screenplay and/or novel.

The Beat Sheet Deep Dive Webinar is a 2-part LIVE series on Zoom for 2.5 hours each—including LIVE Q & A with Jamie:

Session 1 – Saturday, February 17, 2024  10:00 AM – 12:30 PM pacific  RECORDING AVAILABLE UNTIL MARCH 18
Session 2 – Saturday, February 24, 2024
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM pacific    

Anyone who attends live will have the opportunity to ask Jamie questions.

Can’t attend live? View the recording of any session you miss! Recordings will be available for 30 days after each session.

In the Save the Cat! Beat Sheet Deep Dive Webinar, you will learn how to craft:

  • the “Story Before the Story”
  • the 6 Things That Need Fixing
  • an ensemble born from your own personal themes and voice
  • the elements of a good CATALYST
  • the types of questions to ask for a meaningful DEBATE
  • the two key Beats to lead to a seamless BREAK INTO 2
  • the B STORY mini-beats
  • the Five Points of FUN & GAMES
  • Victory or Loss with a MIDPOINT plot twist
  • the Bad News for BAD GUYS CLOSE IN
  • the depths of ALL IS LOST and DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL
  • a FINALE based on character transformation
  • a FINAL IMAGE that harks back to the OPENING IMAGE

Get ready to get your hands dirty as we dig deep into the Save the Cat! Beat Sheet.


Jamie Nash is the author of the best-selling Save the Cat! Writes for TV, the Save the Cat! Beat Sheet Workbook, and the Save the Cat! Beats2Board online course. Jamie’s credits include the horror films ExistsV/H/S/2The Night WatchmenAltered, and Lovely Molly, and the family films Santa Hunters and Tiny Christmas. He has written the Middle Grade novels Bunk! and The 44 Rules of Amateur Sleuthing and the sci-fi novel Nomad. Jamie knows what it’s like to make a living as a writer. When he’s not writing and selling work, he teaches screenwriting at Johns Hopkins University and MICA and co-hosts the podcast Writers/Blockbusters.


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February 17
February 24
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  1. Keith Whalley

    How do I access the Feb 17th Webinar?

    1. BJ Markel

      Hi Keith,

      The Zoom link will be going out shortly!

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Over the course of 2 weekends, you will:

  • Learn the difference between a pitch and a logline, and why you must nail each one.
  • Lock down your logline with the Save the Cat! mini-story template to get out of any logline jam.
  • Learn the 15 key beats found in any story to make yours resonate with what is “primal.”
  • Crack the “Magical Midpoint”—the secret of every story’s power.
  • Find out why the Opening Image and the Final Image are your way to “doublecheck the math” of a hero’s transformation.
  • Practice your pitch and improve your technique in front of a friendly group of fellow writers eager to help you succeed.



  • Find your story according to Blake’s four elements of every successful logline.


  • Learn to “beat out” your story using the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet (the BS2).


  • Pitch your pillar beats: Opening Image, Catalyst, Break into 2, Midpoint, Break into 3, Final Image
  • Discover the five steps that make a great finale.


  • Pitch your story to the class using the 15 key beats every successful story must have.


“If I had to come up with a simple and poignant way to describe it, I’d call it the only workshop that you’ll ever find in Hollywood that encourages your story’s individuality.”
— Ebony Jones in her review on Coverage, Ink. Read Ebony’s entire review here.

“I loved taking the Save the Cat! workshop with Ben in NYC. I was working on my second Lemoncello book at the time and it went on, after great input at the seminar, to become a New York Times best seller. In fact, I use what I learned from Ben and STC! in all the middle grade novels I write…and one, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, even became a movie on Nickelodeon last fall! Thanks, Ben!” — Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times best-selling author

“Whether you’re aspiring to start your first screenplay or you’re an established writer looking to work out some new material, the Save the Cat! workshop offers tools for success. Early in my career, Ben and STC! helped my understanding of story structure, which is information I still use every day on every draft of every script I write.” — Jordan Gershowitz, screenwriter and producer, Warner Bros, Disney, and Nickelodeon (The Good CatholicRandom Tropical ParadiseTotal Frat MovieTemps, and writer for Tom & Jerry TV)


  1. Should you choose to cancel, a full refund will be given if a written cancellation notice sent by the registrant is received by Blake Snyder Enterprises, LLC 10 days or more prior to the event.
  2. Registrants canceling less than 10 days prior to the event will not receive a refund.
  3. Blake Snyder Enterprises, LLC reserves the right to cancel an event at any time for unforeseen circumstances or emergencies and will give as much advance notice as possible. Should that occur, Blake Snyder Enterprises, LLC will send the registrant a full refund. If Blake Snyder Enterprises, LLC does cancel, it will not be liable for trip cancellation expenses, such as travel or hotel arrangements.

*A writing team working on a single project will be counted as a single writer at a special fee. If you write with a partner, email BJ Markel for a special price.

If you have any questions about the class, please contact BJ Markel at [email protected].

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